Vikram Solar Modules Power IISc and GreenEnco’s Zero-Emission EV Charging Station

Vikram Solar announced the collaboration with GreenEnco Ltd for another milestone towards the journey against Climate Emergency measures by setting up a zero-emission EV charging station with high efficiency modules from Vikram Solar.

March 20, 2021. By News Bureau

Vikram Solar announced the collaboration with GreenEnco Ltd for another milestone towards the journey against Climate Emergency measures by setting up a zero-emission EV charging station with high efficiency modules from Vikram Solar. This is a custom made Off-Grid System comprising Solar Photovoltaic (PV) module, hybrid inverter, battery storage and an EV charger. This can also be implemented as an On-Grid system too.

GreenEnco has designed and implemented this Zero-Emission EV charging station under the Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) programme by Energy System Catapult, UK. The Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) programme aims to support UK and Indian firms to tackle pollution at source, by introducing innovations that improve air quality monitoring, addressing challenges related to electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, power grid management and the integration of renewable energy. High efficiency modules from Vikram Solar perfectly align with this venture. The charging station used 400 watt-peak (Wp) capacity 16 Mono PERC modules, reaching a cumulative capacity of 6.4 kW DC.

Dr. Jyotirmoy Roy, Founder and CEO of GreenEnco said “We have committed with our integrated green energy solution to help develop the fast EV charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in India. Our innovative solution will not only make an environmental impact but locally procured system components will also help developing sustainable socio-economical eco system in India.”

Speaking on the occasion, Saibaba Vutukuri, Chief Executive Officer, Vikram Solar added, “We are proud to partner with GreenEnco in this endeavour towards enabling solar energy adoption in the country. Transport sector emits more than 70% of greenhouse gases in India and any step to bring sustainability to this sector demands applause. We congratulate GreenEnco and IISc on the successful launch of the zero-emission charging station. Vikram Solar will continue to collaborate for such initiatives which enable India’s transition to a low-carbon economy and build the new energy rich India.”

IISc Bangalore has played a pivotal role to host and facilitate the implementation of this initiative under an India-UK collaboration to battle against Climate Change. The charging facility is available behind the JRD Tata Memorial Library and the solar PV system has been installed on the roof of the Library.

IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab (IST Lab) will conduct the impact assessment of this charging facility headed by Prof. Ashish Verma, Convenor, IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab and will be supported by GreenEnco. The expected outcome of this project is technical data analysis of solar PV performance and EV charging mechanism, commercial charging fees mechanism, customer behaviour of EV users and support policy framework of e-mobility in India and its challenges & opportunities.

This charging facility has been  inaugurated by Prof. Govindan Rangrajan, Director of IISc and Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, the British Deputy High Commissioner in Bangalore.

This project has established a strong collaboration between academia and industry partners from India and the UK. GreenEnco has partner with Vikram Solar and FIMER. Vikram Solar has provided their high efficiency mono PERC half-cut PV modules and FIMER has provided inverter, battery storage and EV charger.

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